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Socially Responsible Employment

  • Regulated health and safety standards
  • No child labour, no forced labour
  • Freedom of association for all parties
  • 100% Collective Bargaining participation
  • 100% compliance with Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Own industrial pension fund
  • Own HIV/ADIS policy
  • Sick leave, maternity pay, annual leave, compassionate leave
  • No piece work, no work for food


  • Industry Website and Database
  • Industry Indaba's, Exhibitions and Fashion Shows
  • Trade negotiation participation
  • Representation at National Employment Council
  • Representation on Board of Clothing Industry Pension Fund
  • Advocacy with all Goverment authorities
  • Partner with EU and COMESA on SME development programs
  • MOU's with tertiary education institutions to promote relevance of skills development and employment opportunities
  • Piece work, no work for food
  • Working groups with customs authorities to train technical issues
  • Conduit for young fashion designers to present their work

About Us


To be instrumental in re establishing the industry as a vibrant, sustainable significant contributor to economic growth.


To drive the interests of our industry through advocacy and direct representation with all stakeholders maintaining integrity, professionalism and dedication.


To rebuild the industry and realise employment levels of 35,000 by the end of 2016.


ZCMA seeks to become a driver of the clothing, and related, manufacturing industries – historically, one of the largest employers in the country – to create momentum to stimulate supply of, and demand for local products, and supply of and demand for local raw materials, thereby creating significant employment, contribution to GDP and closing of the balance of payments gap.

Growth in the local clothing and accessories production for domestic and export markets will create an effect of economic stimulus, by triggering demand, up-stream and down-stream,  for all the raw material components, such as textiles, trims, leather, packaging, and other goods. Taking it one level further, this will also stimulate local demand and better utilisation of  locally grown cotton.

By increasing the awareness about the capabilities of the local manufacturers, ZCMA seeks to replace imports with local products, attract investment to the sector and make the industry viable and competitive again.

To achieve its goals, ZCMA is bringing the industry players together to resolve key issues such as lack of awareness, import preference, lack of consumer loyalty, lack of import compliance, no government local buying policy and other concerns.